Four mapuche men are still unjusticely
imprisoned since June 9 2016, in the jail of Temuco, a city of mapuche
territory now dominated by the Chilean State, in the south of the country. They
were accused of burning a church by and the only prove was the testimony of afaceless witness, who declared have seen a car like that of the suspect
near the fire. The four mapuche were stopped the night of the fire in a routine
identity control, by the police, near the place they live, 10 km away from
where the facts took place.
So, on June 7 2017, the
four mapuche men decided to start a hunger strike indefinitely, with the
1. A fair trial in a
4. Revocation of the preventive custody
On September 13 2017, the Medical College of Chile
reported the serious physical and neurological situation of the four mapuche.
They had lost about 20% of weight, and had signs of kidney and digestive damage,
neurological damage, hypertension, loss of memory,permanent
dizziness and cramps, loss of orientation, imbalance, slowing, tremors,
headache, paranoia, and severe depression. Other organizations like
International Amnesty have also asked the government to review urgently the
situation of the prisoners.
Today, on September 22, 108 days after they started
the hunger strike, they have not received answer from the government. Two days
ago, they were translated once again to the hospital, because their lives are
in serious risk, even one of them has a heart failure.
While all this time, the families, friends and other
mapuche communities from all around Wallmapu have trying to show the situation
to the rest of the world to be supported, making a lot of actions in many
cities. But the official media have hidden the information. The media had tried
to criminalize the Mapuche people in complicity with Chilean and Argentinian
authorities, and with some of the owners of lands and private companies, because
mapuche communities are trying to recover their ancestral territories.
That´s why the support of the independent media is so
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